‘She’d walk to Scotland if it would save someone’s life. She’d do anything for anybody,’ Pandora says. ‘When she comes in, she’s all smiling. I know you shouldn’t say this about your children but she’s very beautiful in a different way to Cara. … [Read more...] about ‘Now Cara’s pansexual, goodness knows what next’: Model’s mother Pandora Delevingne opens up on her own battles with heroin and mental illness – and her ‘wild’ supermodel daughter
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Depp said: 'I suppose the image of having my nose rubbed in something is I would say not a very nice way of dealing with someone who, especially if you think someone has a drink problem, rubbing their nose in it is in my opinion the wrong way to go. That's what people have done to dogs for years.' … [Read more...] about Johnny Depp ‘joked’ with Paul Bettany about setting Amber Heard on fire and ‘f***ing her burnt corpse to make sure she’s dead’ or drowning her to ‘make sure she’s not a witch’
Behind the recent campaigns against over-tourism lies a growing appreciation that public goods that were assumed to be endlessly exploitable are, in fact, both finite and have a value that the price of visiting them should reflect. “Polluter pays” is an economic principle that is gradually being introduced to farming, manufacturing and energy. The idea is that if your business produces harmful side effects, then you should be the one who picks up the tab for the cleanup operation. Something similar, incorporating not only environmental harm but also wider cultural degradation or damage to way of life, might become the guiding principle of a properly sustainable tourism industry. At present the focus is centred narrowly on tourism taxes, which aim to reduce the number of tourists while also bringing in more revenue. Modest though they remain – Amsterdam adds 7% to your room bill in addition to a flat €3 per person per night – they are the tentative … [Read more...] about The end of tourism?
"That is why we are reconvening for a short time our Homelessness Action Group - HARSAG - to help inform the development of a homelessness recovery plan in light of the new situation we are in due to Covid-19. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: How can we tackle homelessness after lockdown?
Batt is willing to go further in the Wombles' defence. "If The Empty Tidy Bag Blues had had Tony McPhee of the Groundhogs singing vocals, rather than Orinoco – ie me – singing lyrics about Uncle Bulgaria, it [would have been] just as good as any blues-rock record coming out at the time." He nevertheless tends to view their legacy a little lugubriously. There was the famous heavy metal band Batt was working with, who were advised to give him the elbow by their record company on the grounds that "you don't want to be produced by a fucking Womble". And then there was the late John Peel. "I was never ashamed of anything I did with the Wombles musically, although try telling that to John Peel. He was a bit of a fan of mine early on. Not after that. Couldn't understand. Wouldn't understand. Wouldn't listen." … [Read more...] about Mike Batt: furry business